The Japanese firm Sony has updated its catalog of mid range phones with its new Xperia family member the Sony Xperia M. This is expected to have a price to be around $300 but so far no official information in this regard. It has a screen of 4-inches and also installs 5-MP camera that records video in high definition. Also, the Sony Xperia M is ready to connect to Wi-Fi and 3G networks, has Bluetooth, NFC and MicroUSB and has a full media player. The power goes from the hand of a Dual-Core processor and integrates a 4-GB memory.

Sony Xperia M – Technical Specifications

General Network 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G: HSDPA 21 Mbps / HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
HSDPA 850/900/1700/1900/2100 MHz (Sony C1904/C1905)
SIM Optional Dual-Sim (Sony C2004/C2005)
Status Announced at June 2013, Exp. Release at Q3 2013
Body Weight 115 g (4.06 oz)
Dimensions 124 x 62 x 9.3 mm (4.88 x 2.44 x 0.37 in)
Display Size 4-inch, 480 x 854 pixels (~245ppi pixel density)
Type TFT Capacitive Touchscreen, 16M Colors, Crystal Scratch Resistant Screen, Multitouch with QWERTY keyboard up to 4-fingers
Sound Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV Ringtones
Loudspeaker  Yes
Jack 3.5mm Yes
Memory Internal 4-GB, 1-GB RAM
Card slot microSD, up to 32-GB
Data WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, ANT+
USB Yes, MicroUSB v2.0
Others NFC, GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
Camera Primary 5-MP, 2592×1944 pixels, Auto-focus, LED Flash
Features Geo-tagging, Image Stabilization, HDR, Exmor RS sensor,4x Digital Zoom, Red eye reduction, Sweep Panorama
Secondary Yes, VGA camera
Video Yes, HD 720p@30fps
Battery Model 1750-mAh Lithium Battery
Stand-by 552    hours
Talk time 10:18 hours
Features OS Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227
CPU Dual-Core 1-GHz Krait
GPU Adreno 305
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity, Digital Compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Colors White, Black, Purple, Yellow
Browser HTML5
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Radio Yes, Stereo FM radio with RDS
Multimedia Playing music, video and photos, Sony Entertainment Network`
Supported formats: MP3, 3GPP, MP4, SMF, WAV, OTA, Ogg vorbis, 3GPP, MP4, AMR, Xperia Link
Others Document viewer, Voice memo/dial, Predictive text input, Image viewer/editor, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Display and Design:

The Japanese firm Sony continues to evolve in regard to the design of their handsets. In this Sony Xperia M you will find a device that follows the line of what is seen within the Sony Xperia U, although somewhat smaller and tweaking but more distinguished. Sony Xperia M advocates a very elegant finish that combines a similar front end terminal to that tall grill which reminds the house of the Sony Xperia Z.

It also has a new LED for notifications situated in the bottom of the front, much more attractive. At the rear based on a smooth you will find an external speaker that will be useful when you want to avoid headphones for listening to music or launch the soundtrack of a video.

The size of the Sony Xperia M is largely determined by the presence of a 4-inches Multitouch screen with the dimension of 124 x 62 x 9.3 mm. This develops a standard resolution of 854 x 480 pixels that had long since you have seen circulating in the mid range and in this panel is distributed with a density of 245 dots per inch.

Camera:

Sony has his eye on the importance of developing good mobile camera sensor with the Exmor-RS technology which is present in the terminals of Apple and Samsung, now is of course in the high-end Japanese signature with a top quality sensor in the Sony Xperia M, specifically this smartphone will allow up to 5-MP shooting. It includes some improvements in software that are already classics in the Xperia family and Sweep Panorama for panorama shots and autofocus, that increases up to 4x peculiar digital zoom. It also equips a LED flash and can record video up to 1280 x 720 pixels. It also has a secondary camera installed in the front, with which you can make video in VGA quality up to 0.3-MP.

Memory and Power:

The Sony Xperia M is a mid-range terminal but that does not stop a powerful mobile talk. You will find in order to ensure the proper performance of the device with a Dual-Core processor of 1-GHz. This is a Snapdragon S4 MSM8227 Play inscribed in a series that is being especially lavish between Nokia Lumia last batches.

As for the memory of Sony Xperia M, you find a couple of paragraphs. The dedicated RAM stays in 1-GB which you understand as a standard measure that is positively supporting device performance. In terms of storage, red lantern for the Sony Xperia M, it incorporates only 4-GB integrated memory while you can expand through microSD up to 32-GB, the presence of 8-GB could have been much more appropriate in the face of convenience.

Operating System and Applications:

None of the high end phones in Sony has received the edition of 4.2 Jelly Bean, so the presence of the first installment of Jelly Bean on the Sony Xperia M is understood as good news. It is the penultimate version of the platform of Google for smartphones and the attractions that come from the hand of the giant’s applications Mountain View are added which incorporates Sony through its suite of Xperia utilities. Thus, it has certified PlayStation, access to online entertainment network; Sony Entertainment Network and a stamina mode that lends us a hand when we are racing battery autonomy.

Connectivity:

As a medium, the only thing is missing of fourth generation LTE support network. The guys from Sony fill this device with the plenty of apps, Wi-Fi or 3G for online data traffic as well as Bluetooth, NFC and MicroUSB for wireless and wired data transfers. The Sony Xperia M is capable of performing a number of interesting tasks. For example, you could implement what from Sony called One Touch which is neither more nor less than a system in which data is shared by NFC between devices, also serve to send the video signal to a wireless TV mobile. It is compatible with standard DLNA and allows you to share the 3G connection with other computers using tethering (wired or Bluetooth) and Hotspot (wireless).

Music, Video, Photos and Multimedia:

Sony mobiles usually show very good behavior in regard to the multimedia section. The Xperia are very capable machines to recognize the most known formats which is also true when it comes to playback video. However, it is important to consider that not referring to advanced media. Nevertheless, the experience with the media player of Sony Xperia M is very complete. It also has a number of extras as the subwoofer, cloud technology, able to make your audio sound sharper.

Autonomy:

The battery of the Sony Xperia M is a unit of 1750-mAh that is enough for a continued use over ten hours, which expand until almost 500-hours in standby. It’s a really good balance, especially considering that this is a terminal with dual-core processor and display, although not as wide as others in its class. It is certainly large enough to be a thorn for the battery but it seems that the guys at Sony have managed to find the key to throwing a good behavior in autonomy.

Sony Xperia M Hands on Review

Verdict:

The firm Japanese is not lavishing too much on the terminals release for this 2013 as it did last year but what is presented, interesting; this Sony Xperia M is a proof of that. With this equipment Sony offers a mid-range but it does betting on the power, design and hopefully a competitive price. The key to enthusiastically applaud Sony Xperia M is precisely what it will cost the user to take home. Whatever the price, there are a couple of details that are worth noting but on the edge of criticism. The Sony Xperia M has only 4-GB of internal memory and knowing that Sony is a manufacturer of sensors, it is surprising that they have not opted for this device put on tiptoe with 5-MP camera. However, its good balance of autonomy and the presence of very balanced connections help save your clothes box.